Founded in 2005, NOPHOTO is a contemporary photography collective that aims to make UNCONVENTIONAL individual and collective projects viable.
The collective is characterized by its open content, an interdisciplinary thread in its forms, the use of multiple supports such as the web and digital projections when distributing projects, and the personal involvement of its members during the creative and production process.
NOPHOTO takes negation as its starting point. NOPHOTO is not an agency of photographers, but an ATTITUDE. A way of seeing. A revolution. A ‘NO’ (where there’s never enough).
This aesthetic attitude makes NOPHOTO not renounce any kind of creation or exhibition. Works by the collective offer an experienced view of the everyday, which always leads to the extraordinary. This process is the result of group reflection and interaction among alternative creative processes.
“It’s not that we like to take the opposing view; it’s that we enjoy walking slowly, clumsily, observing minute differences between things, discovering their rhythms. Trying to describe an object, turn it on its head, comb its surroundings and cover the entire perimeter. Asking ourselves what it’s made of and what role it plays in the story. Demanding of ourselves that we wear the subject out and still haven’t said anything. Demanding of ourselves that we look closely and yet haven’t resolved anything. Not to illustrate, define or take photographs. We like to unphotograph things and unname them.”
NOPHOTO was awarded the Revelación Award 2006 by the PHotoEspaña International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts.
Collective exhibit, together with photographers Ana Muller, Castro Prieto, Díaz Burgos, and Martí Llorens. Sponsored by the College of Road Engineers, the exhibit was held at Sástago Palace in Saragossa for the EXPO 2008
Dominating and controlling water has always been a men need since the begining of times. The essential task performed by Civil Engineering is intimately associated with landscape destruction. However, it generates sceneries endowed with great beauty, preserves virgin green spaces to human action and bring us to the inland the utopia of having the sea.
Almendra´s Reservoir. Salamanca, 2007
Almendra´s Dam. Salamanca, 2007
Burguillo´s Dam and Reservoir. Ávila, 2007
Castilla´s Sea. Guadalajara, 2007
Water Tank in Rascafría. Madrid, 2007
Burguillo´s Dam. Ávila, 2007
Alloz´s Aqueduct, created by engineer Eduardo Torroja , 2007
Underwater stones at Burguillo´s Reservoir. Ávila, 2007
Reflection of bridge created by engineer Eugenio Ribera over the water of Burguillo´s Reservoir. Ávila, 2007
Buttress at San Juan´s Reservoir. Madrid, 2007
Drainage stream at the bottom of Almendra´s Dam. Salamanca, 2007
Bottom outlet in Almendra´s Dam. Salamanca, 2007
Aguilar del Campo´s Reservoir. Palencia, 2007
Leisure Craft at San Juan´s Reservoir. Madrid, 2007
Tajo-Segura water transfer canal. Guadalajara´s Region, 2007
Impounding reservoir´s wall in Almendra. Salamanca, 2007
Dam´s mock-up. Madrid, 2007
Aldeadávila´s Dam and Reservoir. Salamanca, 20
Aldeadávila´s Dam seen from portuguese hillside. 2007
Swim in Buguillo´s Reservoir. Ávila, 2007
Drainage stream at the bottom of Adeadávila´s Dam. Salamanca, 2007